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Tools To Have On Hand When Removing Worm From Pc


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#1 JDM2

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

Hi, I have a pretty good knowledge of computers and removing spyware and whenever I go to someone's house to help them out, I always bring a CDR with these app's on them...

HiJackThis
Deckard's System Scanner (latest version)
SD Fix (latest version)
Combofix (latest version)
OTMoveIt (latest version)
RenV (latest version)
AntiVir (for virus removal)
SuperAntiSpyware (for spyware removal)
Dr. Web Cure It
Diskeeper (for defraging)
AVG Anti-Rootkit
Java (latest version)
ATF Cleaner
Spyware Blaster
Rogue Remover
SmitFraudFix (latest version)
ViewPoint Killer
VundoFix
FixWareOut
WinPFind
LSPFix
NoLop
SafeBootKeyRepair

My question is, if you had your own checklist, what more would you add?

Thanks very much for your input, as I promised a girl I would be out to (try to) fix her PC (apparently lots of spyware is on it) sometime this weekend.

Kind Regards,

Jeff

{Moved to more appropriate forum~~boopme}

Edited by boopme, 04 January 2008 - 01:40 PM.


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#2 sharpe95

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:29 PM

Looking at that list boggles my mind. It's huge.

Spybot - Search & Destroy is a good anti-spyware program.

I noticed that SpywareBlaster is on your list. Unless you are planning to install it onto her computer, it's useless, because it only blocks spyware, and doesn't cure it.

Just make sure you know what you're doing with those programs. Good luck!

Edit: Try out Ad-Aware SE 2007.

Edited by sharpe95, 04 January 2008 - 03:31 PM.


#3 JDM2

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:31 PM

Spybot - Search & Destroy is a good anti-spyware program.


IMO, Spybot used to be a good program, but many would argue that it's simply not powerful enough anymore, given the types of viruses in today's climate (it was great 4 or 5 years ago, though).

Edited by JDM2, 04 January 2008 - 03:31 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:52 PM

Latest mvps.org Hosts file.

Obviously it's not going to clean anything up, but might help out afterwards.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:04 PM

To remove CoolWebSearch (if the computer is infected with it), check this tutorial:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/remove-coolwebsearch-with-cwshredder/

Maybe Mozilla Firefox would be useful for security in the future.

Edited by sharpe95, 04 January 2008 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:11 PM

Programs like Combofix, RenV, WinPFind, SDFix, FixWareOut and OTMoveIT are powerful and advanced tools not intended for routine use or general scanning. They are used by trained malware removal experts who are helping others to investigate and remove malware infections usually in the Hijackthis forum. These tools are intended by their creators to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Using them incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

If you have a specific malware infection, we will direct you to the appropriate forum to get assistance with such tools. If not, then you shouldn't be using them on your own.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:27 PM

Hear Hear!!!!!!!!!!!

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